Modeling & Simulation

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Modeling & Simulation

Modeling and Simulation is critical for many occupations. It allows experimentation without high risk, excessive costs, time constraints, and ambient interference. Come learn from our instructors who are subject-matter experts with over 75 years of collective experience. Our modeling and simulation courses focus on practical application in the aerospace and defense industries.

Certificate Program

Choose 4 of the following to complete the certificate or take just 1 course:

Fundamentals of Modeling and Simulation
Developing Simulations
Simulation Verification, Validation, and Accreditation
Systems Analysis, Modeling, and Simulation
Monte Carlo Simulation

Short Courses

Introduction to R Programming
Fundamentals of Model-Based Systems Engineering with SysML

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Meet Your Instructors:

Mikel Petty

Mikel Petty, Ph.D. is a Senior Scientist for Modeling and Simulation at the UAH Information Technology and Systems Center. He has worked in modeling and simulation research and development since 1990 in areas that include simulation interoperability and composability, human behavior modeling, multiresolution simulation, and verification and validation methods. Dr. Petty is also an author of the CMSP Certification Exam. He teaches Certified Modeling and Simulation Professional (CMSP) Certification Exam Prep, Intro to R Programming, Fundamentals of Modeling and Simulation, Simulation Verification, Validation, and Accreditation, and Monte Carlo Simulation for UAH PD Solutions.

Jeffery Little

Jeffery K. Little, Ph.D. is subject-matter expert for Jacobs in modeling, simulation and analysis of integrated systems failure modes. Previously, he served as Principal Research Engineer for UAH's Center for Modeling, Simulation and Analysis where his work supported NASA's launch platform development. His diverse career includes managing turbine engine research at NASA, test operations support for the Air Force, teaching at the USAF Academy and Air Force Institute of Technology, and serving as President of the Community College of the Air Force. He teaches Systems Analysis, Modeling, and Simulation, and Integrated Baseline Review Preparation and Execution for UAH PD Solutions.

David Gross

David Gross, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in Systems Engineering and leads the Architecture Driven Systems lab at the University of Arizona. He has over 30 years’ experience specifying, designing, building, and delivering integrated systems, embedded software, and simulations for aerospace and software intensive systems. He was selected by Boeing and Lockheed Martin as both a Software and Systems Technical Fellow. His research has led to over 50 publications, 3 patents, and many proprietary innovations. He has also served on the Modeling & Simulation Professional Certification Commission. He teaches Developing Simulations for UAH PD Solutions.

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"Dr. Petty is second to none. I completely enjoyed his teaching method and presentation of the material."

"Professor Petty did an excellent job of explaining the basics of modeling and simulation, including examples and applications."

"I have been looking for a good VV&A course for a few years for myself and my colleagues and am happy to have found this one. The course is relevant and valuable and I intend to encourage my colleagues to take it."


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